Athens Mutual Aid Network

Solidarity not charity by and for resilient communities in Northeast Georgia

Today's Balance
Estimated Annual Budget
Help 500 Athens Neighbors
per year


As of July 8th, AMAN has redistributed over $31,500 of wealth in our community! Please read below for more information on why we moved from venmo to opencollective!

Athens Mutual Aid Network (AMAN) is a horizontal network of community members and local organizations that bonded together in the midst of the multiple health, economic, and political crises that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are immigrant rights, racial justice, LGBTQ+ organizations, unions, and political groups that stand in solidarity with the medically, economically, and socially vulnerable communities of Athens. By coordinating the sharing of resources and promoting communication between local advocacy organizations, AMAN strives to support our community by advancing equity and the dignity, agency, and well-being of its members.

- Call the AMAN hotline: 844-423-6886 and press “1”
- You can list what you need at and get connected to a neighbor
- Post a longer-term volunteer job description at

- To volunteer to help your neighbors sign up at
- Take on a longer-term volunteer role at
- Donate!

Our group's founding mission and principles of alignment are here in this open letter:

After analyzing the use of Venmo to collect funds, the Athens Mutual Aid Network has decided to move to a fiscal sponsorship called Open Collective. First and foremost, Open Collective allows us to be democratic with the use of funds, allowing us to continue developing collective governance. We are able to be transparent with receiving and giving out funds. No one person holds or owns funds. With Venmo, there is a large tax liability for the person whose name is under the account, which means that we lose a cut of our donations to the federal government via taxes, but all that burden falls on one person. With Open Collective, they take a small cut up front to pay their staff and to keep their secure servers running so that our transactions are safe, taxes are filed correctly, and so that we keep everyone secure in their interactions with us. We will be able to refrain from becoming a 501(c)3 non-profit, so we can keep the flexibility and fluidity of our grassroots network.


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+ 214
One-time contribution

Sick Out Fund

Fund to support workers who face retaliation for calling in sick:

Starts at$5 USD

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+ 12
Recurring contribution

AMAN backer

Join us for $5.00 per month and support us

Starts at$5 USD / month

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+ 25
Recurring contribution

AMAN sponsor

Join us for $100.00 per month and support us

Starts at$100 USD / month

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Athens Mutual Aid Network is hosting the following events.


Sick Out Fund

Fund to support workers who face retaliation for calling in sick:


+ 18
Past event

People's Budget Athens

12:00 AM UTC
Contribution to People's Budget Athens -

Attended by

+ 46

Top financial contributors



$2,250 USD since Jul 2020

Lydia hunt

$2,235 USD since Sep 2020

Paul Sutter

$1,500 USD since Dec 2020

Tessa Andrews

$1,500 USD since Jan 2021


$1,200 USD since Aug 2020

Heather Stangle

$1,100 USD since Jul 2020


$1,040 USD since Apr 2021

Margaret Brownstone

$1,000 USD since Nov 2020

Dey Nava

$1,000 USD since Dec 2020


$870 USD since Feb 2021


Athens Quarantine Canteen

$1,000 USD since Oct 2020

Rabbit Hole Studios

$300 USD since Jan 2021

Forged & Found Pottery

$175 USD since Jul 2020

Happy Time Clothing

$107 USD since Sep 2020

Kappa Mu

$80 USD since Jun 2020

PERIOD at University of Georgia

$55 USD since Jun 2020

Jami Sews Things

$50 USD since Jul 2020

Open Collective COVID-19 Relief Fund

$35.98 USD since Mar 2021

Goblin Treasures

$30 USD since Aug 2020


Transparent and open finances.

Today’s balance

$1,577.88 USD

Total raised

$33,462.14 USD

Total disbursed

$31,884.26 USD

Estimated annual budget

$26,770.25 USD


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Athens Mutual Aid Network

Updates on our activities and progress.

Cash Assistance Program - We Got Our Block

Hello everyone! I hope you have all been fully supported by our community during the past year and have found ways to thrive despite the challenges we have faced. I know it has been awhile since we've updated but, rest assured, the work of...
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Published on June 1, 2021 by Coral Rogers

Eviction Defense & Rent Support Team

Housing Justice Support Needed!At our weekly AMAN meeting yesterday, we counted that we have been contact about rent from OVER 40 FAMILIES. This is an overwhelming amount of need right now, and we recognize that at this point, we will no lo...
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Published on June 29, 2020 by Vanessa Raditz

July Rent Fund

Many Athens neighbors cannot pay rent this month and utilities expenses keep coming. The GA eviction moratorium expired on June 14th, so families who have been struggling are now under threat of eviction, even as COVID cases continue to ris...
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Published on June 27, 2020 by Vanessa Raditz